This little non-fiction book about tarantula spiders gives a digestible amount of information for 3rd to 5th grade students who are studying this topic for a report or simple interest. Each chapter is two pages in length and features large, full-color photographs of the spiders. Topics include: an introduction, sizes, shapes, colors, where they live, senses, defense, food and babies. There is a glossary and index. Readers are directed to the ABDO web site where additional related web sites are listed for more information. I would prefer if the author just listed the additional related web sites to save the reader the time of completing the extra step of researching the ABDO web site. On the shapes page, there is a very clearly labeled diagram featuring all the parts of the tarantula body. Unfortunately there is also a typo that says “The abdomen hold’s the spider’s heart.” Overall, the information is interesting and clearly presented. The captions relate well to the photographs and provide additional facts that keep the reader engaged.